Children's Literature in Education. Sep2008, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p201-212. 12p.
AFRICAN Americans, CHILDREN'S literature, HUMOR in literature, RACE in literature, and RACISM in literature
This article examines the utilization of racial humor in Christopher Paul Curtis’ novel, The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963. The theoretical perspectives that inform the analysis include critical race theory and humor theory. The results of the analysis reveal that the use of humor in this book is influenced to a significant degree by race and racism. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]